Lynx: Poetry from Bath:4

Issue 4, February 1998

Editorial: Douglas Clark

This is an occasional magazine with a core of critical articles on poetry. Supplemented by a list of the poets whose work is available in this Webspace. A section of poems is added. Few poems will be published and it is intended to maintain the highest quality. What this magazine is really about is articles and writers are invited to submit if they have some point to make. This is not an academic journal and stress lies on readability. The remit is the world of poetry in the broadest sense. Submissions or comments should be sent to

Continuing the theme of the English Postmoderns we have Nicholas Johnson writing on Bill Griffiths, and Peter Larkin displaying some of the underlying philosophy. Returning to the Mainstream the erudite Ann Skea talks about Ted Hughes on whom she is very much the expert with a fine book to her name. Fred Beake compares Spenser and Theocritus, not often placed together. And I make comments on my favourite books of poetry published in the past year.

There are poems from Richard Fein, Mary Herrington-Perry, Peter Larkin, William Oxley and Kenneth Wolman. I have, as usual, appended my summary of British and Irish URLs.

`Lynx: Poetry from Bath' was selected for Suite 101 by Jaimes Alsop of The Alsop Review, Consulting Editor (Poetry).

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The Poems

  1. Richard Fein: Hollow Lamp
  2. Mary Herrington-Perry: Rediscovering the Natural World
  3. Peter Larkin: Parallels Plantation Apart
  4. William Oxley: Three poems
  5. Kenneth Wolman: WOLMA, POLAND: 1655

The Articles

  1. Fred Beake: Theocritus and Spenser
  2. Nicholas Johnson: Bill Griffiths
  3. Douglas Clark: My Best Poetry Books of 1997
  4. Ann Skea: Ted Hughes and the British Bardic Tradition
  5. Peter Larkin: Innovation contra Acceleration
  6. Douglas Clark: British and Irish Poetry Sites

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